Horses of Tir Na Nog


Gender: Mare

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/1990


On August 17, 2017 County of San Diego Department of Animal Services seized seven horses as part of an ongoing animal neglect case in the East County. Fortunately, when the horses were made available for adoption, the local equine community stepped up and adopted four of the horses. That left three horses in need of a special place to call home.

One was a mare in her late teens who demonstrated sore feet while at the shelter. X-rays indicated a history of laminitis, with rotation and boney changes evident in her left front foot. Fortunately, her laminitis was not acute. Our veterinary team is optimistic that appropriate farrier work and diet will help us manage her issues.

The name Curo was chosen for her by her sponsor. Curo (pronounced koo-row) means sweetheart in Sicilian and is the perfect name for this sweet mare.

Curo was accompanied on her journey to the ranch by the two other horses that were unable to find adoptive homes of their own, Stellabella, a fourteen-month-old filly with several bone structure issues, including clubbed feet and Sky, a recently gelded stallion and sire of the filly, that also has clubbed feet and structural issues in his hind legs. We are glad we were able to offer a soft landing spot for all three of these special horses.

We create a safe haven for horses that have few options remaining, thereby ensuring them a better quality of life.

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